As an area known for art, history, and community it makes perfect sense for the Delaware River Towns to have two very special independent theaters. They are found on opposite sides of the river and each has a very unique identity.
The County Theater – Doylestown, PA
The marquee of The County Theater serves as the heart of downtown Doylestown’s State Street. Originally opened in 1938 the theater was built in a late art deco style and was state of the art for the period. It served as a cultural marker throughout Hollywood’s golden age.
Now operated as a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt nonprofit corporation and specializes in art, independent, and foreign films. Showings range from current independent films to Hollywood classics. They also regularly host local filmmakers for lectures and discussion groups.
While the theater is open to the public, they also offer membership. Membership perks include supporting a local landmark, a tax-exempt donation, and reduced admission.
ACME Screening Room – Lambertville, NJ
The ACME Screening Room was founded in 2008 by the Friends of Lambertville in participation with the Lambertville Free Public Library and the City of Lambertville. This cozy movie house now resides within the Lambertville “Justice Center”. The organization is a not-for-profit enterprise that often hosts screenings on an advanced digital projection and a 5.1 surround sound system.
The ACME Screening Room also hosts guests speakers who are often authors, activists, and directors and hold exhibits in conjuncture with a film.
Membership is available and offers discounted and free tickets and other perks.